Seventh seed Kidambi Srikanth takes on two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the men's singles third round of Denmark Open on Thursday, October 18.

When is the match and how to watch it live online

The third round men's singles match between Lin and Srikanth will not start before at 5 pm local time, 8:30 pm IST and 4 pm BST.

Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD will provide live television coverage of the match in India. The live stream of the match will be available on Hotstar.

Lin Dan vs Kidambi Srikanth preview

Kidambi Srikanth
File photo of Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth.MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

Two shuttlers who have been struggling for form in the ongoing season are meeting in the third round of the ongoing World Tour Super 750 tournament.

Srikanth has been unable to emulate his performances from the last season wherein he won record-setting four Superseries title. Barring the Commonwealth Games, in which he finished runner-up after losing the final to Lee Chong Wei, the world number six's performances have been far from impressive.

A win against the Super Dan later today will give the defending champion the much-needed boost in confidence.

Srikanth hasn't met Lin since the crushing quarter-final defeat at Rio Olympics but the Hyderabad shuttler has improved vastly since and is capable of ousting the Chinese great.

On the other hand, Lin, who is unseeded in the ongoing tournament, fended off a stiff challenge from local star Jan O Jorgensen in the first round on Tuesday.1

The two-time champion needs to be at his best to work his way past the Indian shuttler, who has headed into the second round on the back of a comfortable win over Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

Denmark Open badminton: TV guide

  1. Malaysia: TV: Astro Supersport; Live streaming: Astro Go
  2. Singapore: TV: Star Hub; Live streaming: Starhub Go
  3. China: CCTV 5+
  4. Thailand: True Visions
  5. Denmark: TV 2 SPORT; live streaming: TV 2 Play